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LAST week I wrote about the “PUIDe” (Phil. Universal Identification – card) as another proposition for Congress to consider in order that the country be in tune with world trends on this issue. What must go “hand-in-glove” with said legislation is the passing of a law on ‘mandatory SIM registration’ (SR) for all cell phones. Note, that there are roughly 90 countries around the globe that have passed laws requiring registration for SR, precisely for identifying the real owner and user of the SIM card. Such congressional attention on both approaches is one way for strengthening culpability in the abuse of anonymity via prank calls, malicious texts, etc. to the consternation of government emergency/police services, to include protecting children and our womenfolk.

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There is an apparent need to reinforce our troops battling the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)-inspired Maute group in Marawi and other security threats in other parts of the country.

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The claws of terrorism have made their presence felt in Marawi City where the battle between government forces and the Maute group, inspired and supported by the dreaded Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), rages on.

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Negligence

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The tragedy that struck Resorts World Manila (RWM) on June 2, 2017 that claimed the lives of 37 of its customers and employees was caused by Jesse Javier Carlos.

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Jesse Javier Carlos was a tax specialist of the Department of Finance (DOF) who was ordered dismissed from the service by the Office of the Ombudsman in 2012.

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Rape joke

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President Duterte again earned the ire of not a few people when he joked about rape in front of soldiers about to be deployed to Marawi City to fight the Maute group.

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